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portaits:  [ Tuesday, March 14, 2000 ]
   This exhibit of photo-portraits by Steve McCurry is well put together, and beautiful, but something seems very wrong with it. Steve McCurry is a photographer for magazines like Magnum and National Geographic, and I don't know that they end up saying much without the writing and an editor, other than 'if you see enough children holding guns, it ceases to be shocking.' There are so many beads and makeup here, that I feel like I am wading through cross cultural grad photos...

history:  [ Saturday, March 11, 2000 ]
   People are really freaking odd. Here is a page discussing cats that look like Hitler, and the problems that they encounter. The strangest thing is, that they just really do. I will give five dollars to anyone who finds me a page about dogs that look like Hitler. I don't think that dogs could look like Hitler, for some reason...

ymca:  [ Wednesday, March 8, 2000 ]
   Here you can find a photo of people dancing at their tenth high school reunion to the song YMCA by The Village People. The table cloths are red plastic sheets, someone is having problems with her shoe. I love the internet...

untitled:  [ Monday, March 6, 2000 ]
   Brilliant photo exhibit by Gregory Crewdson. You can find this as's current feature, but the link works too. It is simply wonderful, and I don't really think that I should say much about it...

winnie does math:  [ Saturday, March 4, 2000 ]
   Danica McKeller played soft spoken and sullen Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years. Guess what she did after that? You guessed it, she got a math degree. Here, she answers all your questions, including "How do I prove that limit as n goes to infinity of the nth root of n equals one?" Her answer is a couple of pages long...

chemical bear:  [ Friday, March 3, 2000 ]
   So, I was browsing through a museum, and I found this Valentine card from 1950 or so. What can I say? I was smitten. It was designed by Rosalind Welcher, who apparently became famous for her work in greeting cards, and crossed over into novels and animated series. As far as my research shows, she is still alive...

fading ads:  [ Wednesday, March 1, 2000 ]
   Photographer Frank Jump takes stunning photos of ads long ago painted on the sides of buildings, and forgotten. He is extremely serious in pursuit of 50-100 year old wall ads: "A young family from Guyana was kind enough to let me climb out of their window onto an adjacent roof for this shot." One business's phone number is listed as ALgonguin 4-1817...

buried:  [ Sunday, February 27, 2000 ]
   After 50 years, buried tracks were uncovered on Broadway in NYC during road maintenence. The man who wrote this article, and took these pictures is an incredibly dedicated streetcar enthusiast who documented them during the few weeks that they were exposed. I was amazed at how beautiful he made it look and sound, while still being a big train-geek...

ramp mural:  [ Friday, February 25, 2000 ]
   Between 1948 and 1952, a man in Portland did careful and lovely graffiti on a bridge ramp while he worked as a nightguard. The ramp was torn down, but the paintings saved, and this group wants to restore them. They are in horrible shape now, but the vintage shots are wonderful...

newton:  [ Wednesday, February 23, 2000 ]
   I decided one night that I would make a present for blue, because she was having a crappy night, and I wanted to learn Flash4 animation, just to see what it was like. It isn't much at all, but it is dangerously cute, even for me...